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Incarcerated Parents Statutory Provisions

Supporting Parents to Engage with Their Child After Removal

RCW 13.34.260 Foster home placement—Parental preferences—Foster parent contact with birth parents encouraged. (1) In an attempt to minimize the inherent intrusion in the lives of families involved in the foster care system and...

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WA State Policies to Support or Encourage Children & Their Incarcerated Parents

These statutes require certain state executive agencies to promulgate policies and/or to track data about their work with children and their incarcerated parents.

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Child Welfare-Dependency provisions

These statutes outline the specific provisions applicable to incarcerated parents regarding rights to counsel, to child-parent visitation, and to case planning, and permanency planning, among other things, in Title 13 proceedings.

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Involuntary Termination of Child-Parent Relationship provisions

These statutes outline the specific provisions applicable to incarcerated parents defending against petitions to terminate their child-parent relationship(s).

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Child Support Provisions

This statutory provision mandates consideration of parental incarceration should inform the imposition of the statutory child support obligation.

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Consequences to Findings of DV, Child Abuse, Neglect, or Abandonment

These provisions outline how judicial findings about certain conduct may appear in background checks to disqualify candidates from having unsupervised access to children and vulnerable adults for both employment and volunteer oppo...

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